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Tina Fey blasted Rep. Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, and Republicans like them at the Center for Reproductive Rights Inaugural Gala, Think Progress reports:
“I wish we could have an honest and respectful dialogue about these complicated issues, but it seems like we can’t, right now. And if I have to listen to one more grey-faced man with a two dollar haircut explain to me what rape is, I'm gonna lose my mind. I watch these guys, and I'm like, 'What is happening? Am I a secretary on Mad Men?'"
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The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) — who came under fire after asserting that “legitimate rapes” don’t often result in pregnancy — was arrested multiple times in the 1980s for protesting outside of abortion clinics in St. Louis. Between 1985 and 1987, Akin worked with other anti-choice activists to physically block women’s access to reproductive health clinics in the city, during what RH Reality Check describes as a “hotbed of anti-choice violence and harassment” in St. Louis. At that time, Akin went by his given first name, William, rather than the middle name he currently uses.
BOOMING: Obama's audio used for Maryland's marriage equality campaign.
TINA ON AKIN: Actor has a lot to say about Todd Akin and two-dollar haircuts.
FACT CHECK: Washington United For Marriage fights right's lies.
HEAD: Magician's sneeze decapitates.
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Cat hopes to be a journalist one day, gets practice by climbing reporter.
"It was absolutely unreal," said transgender Ontario high school student Connor Ferguson of being crowned Prom Queen.
Singer Katy Perry goes mega-blonde for Vogue Italia.
What's happening with Adrian Brody's nether regions in these vaguely indecent pictures?
So long, and thanks for all the gossip! Ted Casablanca says good-bye to E! after 16 years! His last words: "Always do what you're not supposed to do."
LA Times' Geoff Boucher on politics in Chris Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises: "...Rises will be parsed for political messages and controversy fodder. So much will be made of images of financial market abuse, politicians behaving badly, a terrorist attack at a professional football game and looting riots. To Nolan, the goal doesn’t seem to be commentary, he’s just looking for the believable swirl of circumstances needed to get Bruce Wayne back in the cowl."
Governor and potential GOP running mate Chris Christie got testy with a critic while walking the Jersey Shore last night.
Stocks tumbled after reports showed only 80,000 jobs were created in June.
Days after the States' FDA approved an at-home HIV test, activists in Britain are fighting for one of their own.
I definitely loved the "Fashion Plates" toy as a kid and forgot they even existed until reading this post.
Finally, the Tina Fey and Childish Gambino collaboration you've been dreaming of!
The owner of an Ohio restaurant President Obama visited during his bus tour died about 90 minutes after he left.
Meanwhile, Colin Farrell is looking pretty upstanding on a walk with his sister.
Lady Gaga's "little monsters" go after Michael Musto.
A simple guide to the Higgs boson and what the heck it means.
A New York Court struck down a right wing petition trying to repeal marriage equality in the Empire State.
Sgt. Matthew Mahl is the first full-time supervisor for the Washington DC Police Department's Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit.
Rick Santorum vows to never give up his anti-gay social conservatism. Does that include his post-2012 life? Because, you know, he is not going to win the Republican presidential nomination.
This is cool: "A planet orbiting a distant star is darker than coal, reflecting less than one percent of the sunlight falling on it... The strange world, TrES-2b, is a gas giant the size of Jupiter, rather than a solid, rocky body like Earth or Mars, astronomers said."
On Fidel Castro's 85th birthday, transgender woman and gay man wed.
Hoorah! Prague celebrates first gay pride.
Sarah Palin claims she's still considering a presidential run. Honestly, I don't think that's going to happen. She just likes the attention.
These pussies look so angry, embarrassed and confused.
A run down of Rick Perry's anti-gay past.
Scene from the Ames Straw Poll: "It's tough to get inside Michele Bachmann's tent at the Ames Straw Poll. Just a few yards away from Herman Cain's headquarters, where you can walk right up and grab a slice of Godfather's Pizza, the line stretches well out the door—and it's moving especially slowly because only Bachmann supporters are allowed in." Sounds like a horror show -- with pizza!
After 29 years together, Joy Behar and her beau have married.
Tina Fey has a new baby, a girl named Penelope Athena, which is a truly awesome name.
American contractor Warren Weinstein reportedly kidnapped in Pakistan.
Lindsay Lohan gets bloody for photographer Tyler Shields.
HRC's pro-gay bus tour is underway in Utah.
You may have heard this, but Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain loves Donna Summer. And yet he hates the gays...
U.S. officials are worried that Yemen-based Al-Qaeda operatives want to use the toxin ricin to attack nation, but the group is having trouble: "These officials also note that ricin's utility as a weapon is limited because the substance loses its potency in dry, sunny conditions, and unlike many nerve agents, it is not easily absorbed through the skin. Yemen is a hot, dry country, posing an additional challenge to militants trying to produce ricin there."
Fellow 30 Rock star Tina Fey expressed her disapproval of Tracy Morgan's now infamous homophobic rant, which she called "disturbing." She also comes to his defense saying that he is not hateful. In his apology yesterday, Morgan also stressed that he was not "hateful." Her statement to TMZ:
"I'm glad to hear that Tracy apologized for his comments. Stand-up comics may have the right to 'work out' their material in its ugliest and rawest form in front of an audience, but the violent imagery of Tracy's rant was disturbing to me at a time when homophobic hate crimes continue to be a life-threatening issue for the GLBT Community. It also doesn't line up with the Tracy Morgan I know, who is not a hateful man and is generally much too sleepy and self-centered to ever hurt another person. I hope for his sake that Tracy's apology will be accepted as sincere by his gay and lesbian coworkers at '30 Rock,' without whom Tracy would not have lines to say, clothes to wear, sets to stand on, scene partners to act with, or a printed-out paycheck from accounting to put in his pocket. The other producers and I pride ourselves on '30 Rock' being a diverse, safe, and fair workplace."
Another 30 Rock co-star, Alec Baldwin, reacted to the controversy. He tweeted: "No one's making excuses for Tracy."
Openly gay NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt issued this statement:
"I speak for NBC and myself personally when I say we do not condone hate or violence of any kind and I am pleased to see Tracy Morgan apologizing for recent homophobic remarks in his standup appearance. We will always recognize an artist's freedom to express him or herself, but not when reckless things are said no matter what the context. Unfortunately, Tracy's comments reflect negatively on both "30 Rock" and NBC - two very all-inclusive and diverse organizations - and we have made it clear to him that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated."
Entertainment Weekly reports that fellow comic Chris Rock defended Morgan's rant: “I dont know about you, but I dont want to live in world where Tracy Morgan cant say foul inappropriate s—.” GLAAD tweeted back: “Language about stabbing kids for being gay isn’t ‘foul.’ It’s dangerous.”
The Human Rights Campaign believes Morgan should do more than just apologize: “Tracy Morgan exercised extremely poor judgment and he did the right thing by apologizing. But that’s just not enough. He’s a role model and Morgan now has a responsibility to make amends for his horribly hurtful and dangerous ‘comedy’ routine. He also needs to go further than his apology and correct the record: no one should feel ashamed because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and they should definitely not become a victim of violence. Words have consequences and Morgan should be held to a higher standard. Until he does something meaningful, his brand will remain tarnished.”